The Ultra Classic comes with a CB radio.
The Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electric Glide is a touring motorcycle, aimed at the same market as the Honda Gold Wing. The 2001 version derives from the Electric Glide Classic but boasts electronic cruise-control, a cassette and radio system with four speakers and driver and passenger controls. The Ultra also has a CB radio, intercom and headset. The bike is designed for heft and comfort, with the big bike sporting two comfortably padded seats with a padded backrest for the passenger. For touring purposes, the bike has large fitted fiberglass saddlebags.
Cylinders and Pistons
The 2001 Ultra has a 1,449 cubic centimeter (88.42 cubic inch) engine with two cylinders in a V-Twin configuration — arranged at an angle to each other. The engine is a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 88, finished in black and chrome and isolated for vibration from the rest of the bike.
Each cylinder of the V-twin has two valves. The engine is four stroke, which means that the pistons take four strokes to complete an engine cycle.
The bore and stroke of the engine is 3.8 by 4.0 inches (95.3 by 101.6 mm) for a bore and stroke ratio of 0.94 to one, where the bore is the diameter of the engine cylinder opening and the stroke is the total distance the piston travels up and down.
Fuel and Cooling
The 2001 Ultra Classic engine is air-cooled. The fuel tank holds 4.99 gallons of fuel. The fuel induction system uses electronically controlled sequential port fuel injection and the starting system is electric.
Considering the bike weighs a massive 849 lb, the 67 horsepower (50kW) produced at 5,200 engine rpm is a reasonable return on the 1,449 cc engine.
The torque of the bike is 81.8 ft-lb (110Nm) at 3,500 rpm. The top speed of the Ultra Classic Electric Glide is 102.5 mph, and this luxury comfort tourer can get from zero to 60 mph in eight seconds.
General Specifications of the Bike
The 2001 Ultra Classic Electric Glide has dual discs of 11.5 inches diameter and four piston calipers on the front brake and a single disc of the same diameter also with four piston calipers on the rear wheel. The tires used to support the 849 lb of weight, and to transfer the belt final drive energy to the road, are 130/90-16 size front and rear. Due to the sheer weight and cruiser style of the bike, the suspension in front has only 4.61 inches of travel — vertical free movement — and the rear suspension has only 2.99 inches of travel.